Ten Commandments monument destroyed soon after erected
A man destroyed a controversial Ten Commandments monument outside of the Arkansas Capitol by driving his car into the statue less than 24 hours after it had been erected, police said Wednesday.
State Capitol Police arrested Michael Tate Reed shortly after the monument’s destruction early Wednesday, Arkansas Online reported.
Mr. Reed recorded himself intentionally running into the 6-foot-tall, 6,000 pound stone statue, police said.
An officer saw a dark-colored vehicle “start from a stopped position and ram the Ten Commandments monument,” according to the arrest report.
“I immediately exited my vehicle and placed the subject in custody,” Cpl. Chad Durham wrote in the report.
Mr. Reed, a diagnosed schizophrenic, rammed his car into the Ten Commandments statue outside of the Oklahoma Capitol in 2014, the Tulsa World reported.